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The Fifth Season in Port Jefferson: sparkling dinner

Sparkling Pointe in Southold offers Buff on the

Sparkling Pointe in Southold offers Buff on the Vine, an outdoor fitness class held on the grounds of the winery led by celebrity trainer Sue Fleming. (June 19, 2010) Credit: Randee Dadonna

The Fifth Season, the New American restaurant, will be bubbling on Nov. 16. The eatery will host a four-course dinner paired with the fizzy wines of Sparkling Pointe.

Sparkling Pointe in Southold is, as you'd expect, devoted to sparkling wines. It's the lone winery on Long Island concentrating primarily on bubbles.

Cost: $75 per person, plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

Chefs Erik Orlowski and John Urbinati plan to start the meal at the restaurant  with "a trio" of East Coast oysters on the half-shell, baked with saffron and housemade pancetta.

They'll follow with spiced, honey-glazed Berkshire pork belly with wild mushroom-and-lentil ragout; pan-seared Atlantic halibut with sauteed Yukon Gold potato pancake and a salad of tatsoi, jalapeno and red onion; and a dark-chocolate fondue.

Winemaker Gilles Martin's accompaniments will include Sparkling Pointe's 2006 Blanc de Blancs, Topaz Imperial, 2007 Brut, and Cuvee Carnaval.

The Fifth Season, 34 East Broadway, Port Jefferson; 631-477-8500.

The vineyard at Sparkling Pointe.

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